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Ex-Texas DB Eryon Barnett passes away at age 24

Unfortunately, there’s some sad news that has hit the Texas football program this holiday weekend. Montana State head coach Rob Ash confirmed in a statement Saturday that one of his former players, Eryon Barnett, passed away Saturday afternoon at a Bozeman hospital.  Barnett was just 24 years old. “We’re heartbroken by the loss of Eryon…

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Injured in car wreck, fourth USU Aggie remains hospitalized

Three Utah State football players have been released from the hospital following a car accident nine days ago.  A fourth injured Aggie, however, is not as yet as fortunate. In a press release announcing that one of the five individuals injured in the accident, former USU softball player Sarah Vasquez, had been released from the…

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16,200 athletes filed claim to receive NCAA video game payout

A little more than a year ago the various legal battles involving former college football and basketball players against the NCAA, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company resulted in a pair of settlements valued at approximately $60 million. Two-thirds of that was to be paid by EA Sports and the CLC, and the NCAA was on…

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Texas A&M seat reassignment lawsuit tossed in Florida court

A class action lawsuit between Texas A&M and long-time season ticket holders has been thrown out by a district court in Florida. The case had previously been dismissed by a federal judge in Texas, so it looks like these fans are running out of options. The family of Texas A&M fan and booster Warren Moore…

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UCLA coach Jim Mora goes to bat to help child with cancer

Cancer sucks, and UCLA head coach Jim Mora is doing what he can to help raise money and awareness for one young child battling cancer. Avery Huffman, the daughter of Scout.com‘s National Director of Recruiting Brandon Huffman, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her brain, and the location of the tumor made surgery impossible.…

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Alabama self-reports multiple secondary violations

Secondary violations rarely amount to much in the eyes of the NCAA, so do not expect Alabama to be handed a stiff punishment from the folks in Indianapolis after the university self-reported 13 secondary violations of NCAA rules. The violations occurred between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, according to a report from AL.com.…

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Report: Notre Dame, Navy to play in Jacksonville in 2016

Navy and Notre Dame do not typically make too many trips to the state of Florida during the course of a football season, but each will be playing in the state in 2016. In fact, they’ll even be playing each other in the state in November 2016. According to a report Friday by ND Insider, Notre…

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NCAA now getting involved with Ole Miss and Laremy Tunsil

What sounds like a messy situation at home is now getting the NCAA to come knocking in Oxford, Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports the NCAA has sent officials to Ole Miss on Friday to interview the stepfather of Rebels offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and his alleged connection to agents, which would be violations of the NCAA…

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PETA investigated two (Michigan) Wolverines and a wallaby

Some people have dogs as pets. Others have cats. Others have fish, and perhaps some have other animals like lizards or frogs or turtles or snakes. How many have a wallaby? Recently, Michigan football players were seen around the Ann Arbor campus posing for photos with a young wallaby, which was allegedly trying to be…

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Report: Baylor and Cal will (thankfully) not be playing in Australia in 2016

The dream of opening the college football season in Australia will just have to wait. Any plans to send Baylor and Cal abroad to play a 2016 season opener down under have been nixed. Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com reported such news Friday afternoon (via Twitter). Last month it was reported Baylor was openly discussing the…

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